• Specialist Week Highlight: Liam, Head Lake Lifeguard

    A highlight on one of our awesome specialists this summer, Liam, our Head Lake Lifeguard!


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  • New Camper Orientation 2016

    Sunday, June 5 we welcomed our newest additions to the Crane Lake family! Read on to hear all about our New Camper Orientation.


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  • Olim Fellows Retreat: A Spiritual and Social Justice Awakening in Atlanta, Georgia

    Per Pachter usual, I arrived supremely late to the Jewish festivities that had already begun in Atlanta.


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  • This Week’s Jewish Value: Ahavat Ger

    This weeks Jewish Value is Ahavat Ger, love the stranger. There are many opportunities for Ahavat Ger here at CLC so we asked campers what it means to open their hearts to people they may not know well, and this is what they said.


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  • Naomi Less Shines at Crane Lake

    This week Crane Lake hosted a very special musical guest, Naomi Less. Naomi visited for one whole week to bring our community together in song and prayer with a little added touch of uniqueness.


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  • Crane Lake News – Live Reporting from Camp

    If you thought the Daily Bubble was great, check out the Crane Lake News, featuring our campers!


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  • Taking Camp Home: Reflections for the New Year

    by Greg Kellner, Senior Assistant Director, URJ Crane Lake Camp It’s September 21st and it seems like just yesterday that I was giving hugs to campers and staff wishing everyone a L’hitraot, in the hopes of joining back together in next years summer months. I had an incredible summer at Crane Lake… It was everything […]


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  • Camp: The Great Continuum

    by Barbara Lerman-Golomb. Originally posted on the Reform Judaism Blog. Read the entire article: http://blogs.rj.org/blog/2012/08/16/camp-the-great-continuum/ It’s hard to believe that camp is nearing the homestretch. Just a few short weeks ago, my husband and I had the opportunity to officially welcome second session families when we volunteered at Crane Lake Camp in West Stockbridge, MA, for Opening […]


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  • Camp Counselors: Textpeople and Inspirations

    by Rabbi Melissa Buyer. Rabbi Buyer is currently the Director of Lifelong Learning at Temple Israel of New York City. Rabbi Buyer served as a faculty member for URJ Eisner and Crane Lake Camps in Summer 2012 and is a proud Crane Lake Parent. Everything depends on the person who stands in front of the […]


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  • SoCo Creamery: The Inside Scoop

      Written by Greg Kellner, Senior Assistant Director, Crane Lake Camp Over the last few months I have seen my favorite Berkshire ice cream appearing all over the place: Whole Foods, Fairway, Wild By Nature, and other stores. I began to wonder, what’s the secret to SoCo’s success? I called Dan, who owns the company, […]


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